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Departmental Workshops: Deriving and Rearranging formulae

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Created on 27 October 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 27 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator

Departmental Workshops - Structured professional development activities  

Departmental Workshops - Deriving and Rearranging formulae

These workshops are written to provide your mathematics team with structured professional development you can deliver in-house utilizing all members' expertise and knowledge. We believe 3 – 6 modules per year could be an ideal balance.

This module explores the language and notation associated with deriving both simple and complex formulaes. The first activity proposes the discussion on deriving formulae in science lessons to help students to understand the concepts. Objectives related to this topic are:

  • in simple cases, derive a formula
  • derive simple formulae
  • derive a formula and, in simple cases, change its subject
  • derive and use more complex formulae; change the subject of a formula, including cases where a power of the subject appears in the question or solution, e.g. find ‘r’ given that A=πr2
  • derive and use more complex formulae; change the subject of a formula, including cases where the subject occurs twice

Overview (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.DRF.1 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.DRF.2 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.DRF.3 (pdf file)
Resource Sheet HT2.DRF.4 (pdf file)

Download the whole workshop (zip file)



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20 March 2014 19:13
This looks like a great resource that i am going to deliver tomorrow on Inset day. The 2 weblinks in the Overview no longer exist though.

I have found an alternative link to the video which is:


but the Nasmiths rule section of http://www.nigelspencer.co.uk/ no longer exists :(
By Rbaynes
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